Sunday Music

Such a weekend is a nice thing, just a bit short. Especially when one sleeps for nearly twelve hours, like I did today from midnight to midday. It was obviously necessary.

Now for something completely different : Let’s look at some fontaines of Versailles.

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Latona (Ger., Eng.) is the Roman name for the Greek goddess Leto / Λητώ, mother of Artemis and Apollon.
Here we visit the fountain’s inside :

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I finish, of course, with RAVELs (Ger., Eng.) Jeu d’Eau (1901) (Ger., Eng.) performed by Mr RICHTER (Ger., Eng.). I hope you like the music, may the coming week be friendly to all of us.

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Music

  1. I hope my u bend is as perky in 150 years time. I will look at your pipes properly when I am on a bigger screen.
    And Ravel – more of a fountain than an almighty flood.

    Have a happy week!
    Sx

  2. Thank you, dear MsScarlet. Strong and trusty pipes indeed.

    Just some dripping water Looby. But, as I learned from wikipedia about RICHTER, his rendition also was compared to icicles.

  3. I would have been more drawn towards the pianist if he had given a saucy wink to the camera like Winifred Atwell used to do when she played the Black and White Rag.

  4. RIchter giving a “saucy wink” ?! As I read he preferred to play in darkened halls with a lamp just over the score, so that the audience was not distracted by the pianist’s gestures and grimaces.
    I really would like to visit Shitomir where he was born – and some other places in the region, dear Mitzi.

  5. The underfountain footage is amazing! Some of those pipes are held together simply by their own weight… from the days of Louis XIV! Nothing built today will be around in 150 years. I agree with Melanie about the music sounding like something from Fantasia.

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